Adventure Season

Springtime is Adventure Season here in Big Bear Lake! It's the time of year when visitors can start experiencing the full span of activities that make our destination the #1 Mountain Lake Escape of Southern California! Live It. Up!


Featured Adventure Season Itineraries

Take on Big Bear! Challenge yourself and conquer the mountain!

Friday: King of the Castle

Take a sunset hike after checking in to your accommodations. Hike the short Castle Rock Trail and enjoy the summit views of Big Bear Lake and surrounding Valley. Hurry down before the last light leaves the area and feast at Big Bear Lake Brewing Company before your busy weekend ahead.

Saturday: Rock the Trails

Take a Jeep excursion through Holcomb Valley with Big Bear Jeep Experience. Or drive your own 4X4 through some of the best off-road trails in North America. Get back to town and grab a bite to eat at Hacienda Sports Bar & Grill before hitting the Lake for some wakeboarding action with Designated Wakesports. End the day with cocktails at The Pines Tavern on the Lake, followed by a meal at The Pines Lakefront.

Sunday: One Last Peak to Climb

Savor a hearty breakfast at Old Country Inn before enjoying one last conquest up to the Pacific Crest Trail via the Cougar Crest Trail.


There’s no shortage of family fun in Big Bear Lake! Create a getaway everyone will love:

Friday: The Hunt for Real Gold!

Head up the mountain in the afternoon and stop at Gold Rush Mining Adventures or the Big Bear Historical Museum to pan for real gold! Learn about Big Bear's golden history during the gold rush days; the largest mining destination in Southern California! Then take the family to enjoy a little bit of everything at Santana & Mavericks.

Saturday: A Long Day of Fun
Head to Country Kitchen for a true family breakfast before renting bikes for a leisurely cruise along the Alpine Pedal Path. Enjoy lunch at The Boneyard Bar & Grill and kick-off the afternoon fun at Big Bear Speedway/Snow Play or Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Finally, end your day with some live music and family fun at Wyatt's Grill & Saloon.

Sunday: Boat Day Fun Day

Rent a pontoon boat and take a ride around Big Bear Lake. Stop at The Barnstorm Restaurant on your way out of town and watch the planes take off and land at the Big Bear Airport! One last stop: Hear the roar of the wild at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo!


Whether it’s a girls' weekend, a guys' retreat, or just some old friends getting together, friendship grows stronger in Big Bear Lake:

Friday: Shop, Drink and Dine

Take time to catch up and socialize at your pace with a trip to The Village. Shop for souvenirs and enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at Barrel 33. Enjoy dinner at The Himalayan or the Royal Thai Bistro.

Saturday: The Thrill of Big Bear Lake

Savor breakfast at Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel House before heading to Action Tours for a thrilling zipline excursion or a relaxing Segway adventure. Grab lunch at Stillwells Restaurant before heading out on a fishing charter with Cantrell Guide Service or Fish Big Bear Charter Service. Wrap up the evening with a delicious dinner at the Captain’s Anchorage or Sweet Basil Bistro.

Sunday: Ride Into the Sunset

Before saying goodbye, take a horseback ride with Baldwin Lake Stables on the Pacific Crest Trail. Fuel up on lunch at Dynasty.